which has made it especially nice for creating!
However I have run into some glitches - for example storing acrylic stamps, I have yet to find a system that really works for me. Also I have WAY more ribbon than I thought but I can't seem to give it away. They are all different and you never know when you will need a particular color...I'm just saying... Also I realize I need it to look functional & neat but I still need to see everything so I can be able to use it -out of sight out of mind...yep, that's me.
Anywho - as I ran into these glitches I got stuck and decided to allowed myself to go in a different direction and be creative instead. Hence the three different cabinets. The one on the left is the original color that for some reason I didn't like once I got it on the wall. So I tried doing an antique glaze (right) but I don't like that either. This room has no natural lighting so I need to keep it bright in here. Which could very well be my problem - I like deep, rich and vibrant colors, the pastel is annoying to me... Notice my favorite layouts on the bottom have mostly oranges and browns? So the last one I did a white wash, which is OK but not loving it either but I really did not want to spend all this time on this project, I am irritated that it has taken this long already but I have to look at it everyday so I need it to be right. I also don't want to have to paint or replace every container and drawer that I got to match this color scheme!
So I decided to go with the white wash - I had to go
back and repaint the antiqued door and did a little sketching.
By the way - I used my chalk pencils from Faber-Castell and that
was a fabulous idea - I could smudge or even erase the lines if I didn't like it.
Here is the white wash - I know it looks a little odd but it's just a background.
I cut out vinyl letters with my Cricut - back in the day before we had these electronic cutters
I would have done those letters by hand!!! Thank God for inventions!
I do love the saying and the way the letters turned out.
If you can't read it - it says,
"when love and skill work together expect a masterpiece"
a quote by John Ruskin. I thought it would inspire me.
I had this quote on my scrapbook room in CO and loved it...
I really miss the orange, but I think it would be too dark for a room with no windows,
and please do not suggest peach - I HATE peach! LOL!
Then I went over the lines with the original color- which I should not have because I got annoyed all over again! (You must think I am nuts!) But it is a work in progress! You will have to come back next
week to see how it all works out. Do you ever wonder what were you thinking?
On a different topic I hope you enjoyed the blog hop this weekend and I need to give away two prizes! Please email your addy ASAP! I will give you three days- it seems crazy to me to win something and not claim it but that has happened to me before and I would like to make only one trip to the post office this week!
Glory Girl and
If you didn't win here don't forget to check the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog
and My Stamp Box blog to see if you won there! If you still didn't win keep checking back I do giveaways often and I am part of another giveaway this Friday!
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